VetCAMP 2023

collage of participants performing activities at VetCAMP

VetCAMP is a 5 day summer camp hosted by the Veterinary Professions Advising Center (VetPAC) at North Carolina State University. Since 2011, this camp has educated students about careers in veterinary medicine and the various opportunities within the field. Camp activities include a tour of the College of Veterinary Medicine, basics of a small animal clinic, hands-on experience with horses, sheep and pigs at the NC State Animal Education Units,  suture and dissection labs, learning about NC State majors and more!

VetCAMP 2023 Camp Dates

In-person Week 1: June 26 – June 30, 2023
In-person Week 2: July 10 – July 14, 2023

Virtual Week: June 19 – June 23, 2023

Applicants must indicate on the VetCAMP 2023 application whether they would like to be considered for admission to the Virtual VetCAMP week if they are not selected for in-person VetCAMP 2023. 

Application Opens

Friday, January 27th 2023 at 9:00am EST

Application Closes

Friday, April 7th 2023 at 5:00pm EST

Pricing

Please note that the pricing for VetCAMP 2023 is subject to change:

Option 1: Day Campers*

  • Day camper rates are $650.00 for the week. This rate includes lab materials, camper shirts/binders/backpacks, transportation, program materials, and lunch everyday.

Option 2: Overnight Campers*

  • Overnight camper rates include the base rate of $650.00 + overnight accommodations + required breakfast package. This total includes lab materials, camper shirts/binders/backpacks, transportation, and everyday lunch, a single occupancy room, and breakfast for Monday-Friday. To reduce the potential risk for COVID-19, VetCAMP will only offer single occupancy rooms for overnight campers. 
  • A breakfast package is required for overnight campers for Monday – Friday morning.
  • Dinner is not provided by VetCAMP. Campers are responsible for purchasing their dinner for each night of camp. Overnight campers will be escorted by Overnight Camp Counselors to restaurants within walking distance of their housing accommodations each evening after camp.
  • Overnight accommodations selections:
    • The camper rate for a single occupancy room (1 full bed) at University Towers has not yet been determined and will be updated by early February 2023.
    • A linen package (2 flat sheets, blanket, pillow, pillowcase, bath towel, 2 wash cloths) can be added for an additional fee.

*Prices are not final, and have the potential to change

VetCAMP 2023 Schedule

The VetCAMP 2023 in-person and virtual camp schedules can be accessed by clicking here. Please note that the Virtual Schedule is located on the Virtual tab at the bottom of the linked document.

Check out VetCAMP on Instagram- @ncstate_vetcamp

NC State VetCAMP Highlight Film

Application Deadline

Applications for VetCAMP 2023 will open January 27th, 2023 at 9:00am EST. The application link will be available at the bottom of this webpage.

Application Review

VetCAMP applications are reviewed as they are received. Final decisions regarding acceptance will be sent in mid- to late-April via email to the student and parent/guardian emails provided in the application.

VetCAMP conducts a holisitic review of all applications and does not make final decisions until after all applications have been received on April 7th.  Applicants can expect final decisions to be sent to all invited, wait-listed, and declined participants after April 21st.

Typically, a maximum of 5 candidates per week are wait listed. In this case, we will contact you by late May in regards to a final decision.

Eligibility Criteria

In order to be eligible for this program, all of the following conditions must be met:

  • Student must be a rising high school sophomore, junior, or senior. Rising college freshman are also accepted.
  • The student must be 15 years old by June 1 2023
  • The VetCAMP application must be completed and payment must be received by the deadline (see above).
  • Unofficial High School Transcripts must be emailed to vetpac_camp@ncsu.edu if they are not uploaded into the application at the time of completion. Applications without accurate transcripts received by the application deadline will be considered incomplete and be disqualified from the applicant pool.

Application Information

  • The VetCAMP application fee is $26.00 per week that the student applies to be considered for.
  • Students will complete one application and mark the weeks that they want to be considered for in the application. The application will calculate the payment accordingly.
  • Please note that students can only be selected for 1 week of VetCAMP, but applicants that apply to more than 1 week have a greater chance of being accepted as they are applying to be considered for 1 of 80 spots (both weeks) as opposed to 1 of 40 spots (1 week).
  • In the VetCAMP application, applicants must select whether they want to be considered for a spot in Virtual VetCAMP in the event that they are declined to attend in-person VetCAMP 2023. This option is especially recommended for younger applicants, although students may choose to apply only to Virtual VetCAMP if they would prefer the virtual programming.
  • Attending virtual VetCAMP does not disqualify students from attending future in-person VetCAMP sessions, and can strengthen future applications.

Application Tips:

  • All fields containing an asterisk must be completed and cannot be left blank.
  • The entire process can take upwards of 30-45 minutes to complete as you will be asked questions about your personal information, academic information, extracurricular information, and required to provide short essays.
  • The application uses a character limit that counts the total number of spaces, letters, numbers, and symbols. This is significantly shorter than a word limit.

Refund Policy

Application Fee
The VetCAMP application fee is nonrefundable.

Camp Fee
Campers invited to VetCAMP after the application deadline will receive an email invitation to VetCAMP along with the camp fee payment page link.  VetCAMP camper fees can only be refunded within 15 days of payment. Once the cancellation deadline has passed, no refunds will be issue.

Additional Information

Any additional questions or comments can be sent to vetpac_camp@ncsu.edu

To learn more about VetCAMP and pre-veterinary life at NCSU, sign up to chat with VetPAC during a Spend A Day At State session.

The VetCAMP 2023 Application opens January 27th!